Women’s History for Kids on hoopla

Posted on March 16, 2021

by Sara M

“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.”

 – Maya Angelou  

“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

– Ruth Bader Ginsberg

The following ebooks, accessed through your TLCPL hoopla account, illuminate the lives of the groundbreaking innovators, pioneers of science, champion athletes, and tenacious activists who have gone before us to unlock opportunities and broaden possibilities for girls and women everywhere.

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ABC What Can She Be?


The days when girls were expected to be mothers, nurses, or secretaries are long gone, and this boldly illustrated alphabet book celebrates the fact that girls can do ANYTHING! Representing the letters A-Z through twenty-six careers, readers are introduced to professions like astronaut, judge, mechanic, quantum physicist, and zoologist. Charming illustrations portray the diversity of girls of different shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities. ABC What Can She Be? will inspire your little book lover to be all she can be!

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My Feminist ABC


Activism, Equality, Inspire, Question, and Truth are just a few of the engaging feminist values illustrated in this colorful alphabet book. A great springboard for discussions about what it means to value girl power and simple human rights, My Feminist ABC will encourage and uplift while teaching important vocabulary and concepts that will follow young readers throughout their lives.

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Top 10 Great Women in History


No person is born great. It takes hard work and determination to make a difference in the world. History has focused on the accomplishments of men for centuries, but countless women have found it in themselves to be great, too. This book shares highlights of the lives of ten great women who have changed the course of history by standing up for what is right. Learn about Empress Wu, Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great, and others. Be inspired to do something great in your world!

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She Spoke


The voices of 14 visionaries are brought to life in this unique visual and audio celebration of the power, intelligence, and courage of women. A quote from each woman is featured with audio recordings of their actual voices. Listen as greats like Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Shirley Chisolm, and others use the strength of their words to make a difference. Along with the audio are profiles of each woman and the influence they had on history.

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101 Awesome Women Who Changed Our World


These bite-sized biographies show us women who have developed great inventions, produced life-saving cures, and advocated for the underprivileged. Included are well-known women like Hilary Clinton and Anne Frank, as well as lesser-known figures like drummer Millo Castro Zaldarriaga and geneticist Nettie Stevens.

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Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records


Not that long ago, girls were told not to strain themselves, not to run, and definitely never to sweat! Girls with Guts shows the courage of forward-thinking women, who changed the way females were seen in athletics. The author shares stories of women throughout history who fought for the right to play sports, eventually resulting in Title IX in the United States. “Play like a girl!” gets a whole new meaning.

After reading these captivating selections, you may find yourself wanting to learn more about someone you’ve read about, a career path, a piece of history, or other ways to make a difference. Your TLCPL children’s librarians are at the ready with book suggestions, research support, online media tech support and more!  

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